Darrelle London – Twitter Thursday

Darrelle London
Darrelle London (Photo credit: Electric Light Media)

 

This week we will look at Toronto singer-songwriter Darrelle London.  For those that enjoy Darrelle’s music (and i guaranty that a few of you will) , her twitter handle is @darrellelondon.

The first tune I have selected is titled Bad, and is an interesting song in the style of Hayley Sales or Eliza Doolittle.  Very catchy tune.

Bad

This next song “Works Out Fine” showcases her skills in songwriting.  A very stripped down tune, just her and the piano, and some quirkiness.

Work Out Fine

I very much enjoyed Darrelle’s music.  Please check out her home page.

Remembering Red Holloway

English: Saxophonist Red Holloway

Tenor saxophonist James (Red) Holloway passed away on February 25, 2012.  He was 84.  Red was a long time collaborator of Etta James as well as an in demand sideman for many others.  The list is extensive.  Besides Etta James, he played with George Benson, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Sonny Rollins, Aretha Franklin and many, many others  He also found the time to record 17 albums as band leader, the last in 2009.  An amazing talent who will be missed greatly.  Here is a sampling of his talent, now his legacy.

Cleanhead Blues

The Very Thought Of You

This song features Etta James doing the vocals.  The saxophone is all Red Holloway.  Sublime!

Locksmith Blues

Cool song with Red on sax and doing the vocals.